Who Am I?
David Hite is currently an assistant professor at Bluefield College. Previously, he was Manager of Training and Organizational Development for Roadrunner Markets which had over 750 employees in 90 stores in TN, VA, NC, and SC. He taught and also served as a business consultant over the past 20 years. He has worked with dozens of small businesses as well as helped organizations, such as Volkswagon, Eastman Chemical Company, Tennessee Valley Authority, and The University of Tennessee, enhance their operations through the use of human resource development strategies and web technology. His accomplishments in innovative business strategies and tactics have helped a broad range of organizations define and attain their goals. He has helped design, develop, implement and evaluate employee training programs for diverse types of employees, mentored small businesses when transitioning to online operations, and coordinated executive educational curriculums for TVA. David led a project team at Eastman Chemical Company to create an international learning portal to help improve and centralize training and development initiatives for over 10,000 employees.
David has also brought significant value to many organizations through his extensive education and experience in training and facilitation, eLearning technology, instructional design and development, culture and needs assessment, performance improvement interventions, talent management, and human resource benchmarking research. David also managed one of the best internally-developed Safety Culture Assessments by BST (world leader in safety).
David has taught over 500 courses and workshops over the past fifteen years at various colleges, training departments and for various community agencies. Some of these courses include: Human Resource Management, Leadership Development, International HR, eCommerce, Organizational Behavior, Corporate Strategies, Virtual Teams, Innovation and Business Web Technologies and online courses in Marketing, HR, and Management Information Systems.
He was the recipient of the Business Journal's 40-Under-40 Leadership Award in 2007, as well as a keynote speaker for their 2008 awards. In 2010, David gave the commencement speech for Northeast State Community College Spring graduating class. In recent years he has been researching, writing, and speaking on how to leverage new web technologies to improve small businesses as well as taught workshops on leadership, communications, and productivity. He has presented on topics such as: Global Outsourcing, Web Technologies in Business, Instructional Technologies and eLearning. Due to his extensive travels and participation in study abroad programs in over 30 countries, including Greece, China, Peru, and most countries in Europe. He tries to incorporate diverse viewpoints into most of the projects he works on.
David has an associate degree in Computer Science, a BS degree in Workforce Education and Training (minor in Psychology), and a M.S. degree in Business from the University of Tennessee with concentrations in Organizational Development and Instructional eLearning technologies. Currently, he is working on his doctorate in Leadership and Organizational learning at George Washington University. His graduate work in Human Resources focused on how organizations become virtual through the use of web technologies to improve employee and business processes. He received a full-scholarship to help implement the first full online B.S. degree program in Human Resources in the country.
- M.S., Business (concentrations in Organizational Development and Instructional eLearning Technologies)
- University of Tennessee B.S.
- Workforce Education and Training (minor in Psychology) A.S.
- Computer Science
I started teaching as an adjunct teacher at the college level in 2003 while I was working in a large Fortune 500 chemical company.
“Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand.” My goal is to strengthen the relationship between college and industry.
I’ve worked on various research projects ranging from in-depth culture studies to new methods of training for workforce development.
Need a speaker for an event? I enjoy sharing my stories about leadership, travels, or other business topics.